Dear Democrats: Why Does The Saudi King Know What To Do About Gas Prices, And You Don't?
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Next month, the Saudis will be pumping an extra half-a-million barrels of oil a day compared to last month, bringing total Saudi production to 9.7 million barrels a day, their highest ever level. But the world's biggest oil exporters are coupling the increase with an appeal to western Europe to cut fuel taxes to lower the price of petrol to consumers.
You hear that Democrats?
Cut the freaking taxes and increase the freaking production. It's just not that hard, kids.
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I am frankly sick and tired of reading, almost daily, about gas prices hitting a "fresh" all-time high"...especially when I have to read about just who is to blame for this mess - freaking Congress. Of course, we all KNOW who runs that disaster these days, now, don't we?
Look...I'm fine with all this environmental protection stuff, m'kay? I'm down with green...I luvs me some alternate energy too...but there is something just a snidge more pressing in our lives right now than worrying about "sticking it to the Man" running the oil companies or kissing a little environmentalist whacko butt.
Y'all remember Katrina? When she destroyed New Orleans and shut down a few refineries and temporarily closed several offshore rigs in the Gulf, gas blew up from around 1.69 to 3.00. We were assured it was temporary because of the obvious hit on "supply." Demand didn't change much, but we were in a pinch and we were all going to have to weather a period of harsh pressure on the flow of oil. Well that came and went, and-yep, you guessed it-prices went down...but only by a fraction...to about 2.50.
See, Democrats, if we'll pay 2.50, perhaps we'll pay 2.70. How about 3.05? 3.15? Sure, why not. Heck, let's shoot for the moon and try for 3.75? Well, look where we are now. So much for the Pelosi's nonsensical pledge for a New Direction and her straight-faced lie about energy security, huh?
While the Parties are taking pot-shots at each other over who has the best answer, we're all drowning out here. Trucks, tractors, and trains...and ALL of us would appreciate our Political heroes thinking a little more about what WE need and a little less about what might get them re-elected.
Whatever we need to do in the future to wean from fossil fuels to wind or rain or solar or whatever little "greenie goblin" these nuts come up with...we need something NOW, TODAY to address the immediate crisis. To suggest, as the Democrats do, that we need to be forced to change our behavior by making it too expensive to use gas (and thereby reduce prices somehow) is positively the most ignorant thing I have ever heard.
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We all know how THAT turned out, don't we?
Hey-how do you think our environmentalist friends would take it if we had a Houston Barrel Party? Put a couple hundred barrels into the Gulf of Mexico to make a point? Boy howdy would they get worked up about the environmental crisis. That oil slick would sure get their attention...what the heck? Can't really do much more harm to the Gulf...